Paul Frey, IOM, joined the Washington County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce as President and CEO in September 2014. Paul previously worked for the Frederick County Chamber (Md.) of Commerce for four years, first as Vice President and then as Acting President.
After graduating college in 1983, Paul worked for 20 years operating Roy Rogers Restaurants for The Plamondon Companies, an entity specializing in the hospitality industry.
In 2001, Paul founded Clear Path Organization Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in helping organizations get results. Paul assisted businesses, community organizations, and nonprofit entities in getting results through innovation and accountability. Paul also worked in the franchising field, helping a number of organizations franchise their respective business models.
Paul earned his BS degree from Towson University, his MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and his MS in Organization Development from The Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management in 2015. In 2018, Paul was recognized as Chamber Executive of the Year by the Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE).
Paul was born in Eugene, Oregon, attended kindergarten in Berlin, Germany, and was raised in Frederick, Maryland. Paul has been married to his wife, Laurie, for 39 years. They reside in Smithsburg, Md., and have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.